Whether you’re a home baker or a professional chef, Hulu finally has the cooking competition for you!
Emmy-award-winning host Tamera Mowry-Housley, and former White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses both lead the charge in the new fast-paced cooking competition show, Baker’s Dozen, where passionate amateur bakers will go head-to-head with seasoned professionals.
In each episode, 13 bakers will be given the opportunity to showcase their skills to win the golden rolling pin and walk away with a cash prize.
Mowry-Housley says that baking is one way to bring everyone together during challenging times as we continue to navigate life during a pandemic.
“I’m all about love and when I bake I am putting that act of love into something physical, that someone else can receive,” shared the former host of The Real in an exclusive interview with S&A. “Every day I knew we were going to just walk into this tent and smell the yumminess and it just makes you feel warm, it makes you feel good.”
She further explains how Baker’s Dozen takes a unique approach to the definition of what it means to be a baker.
“I’m also about unity and the thing about baking is that anybody can bake if you learn and put your mind to it,” she continued. “We realized that a lot of our contestants might have just started baking learned from YouTube and that’s something that I didn’t have when I was younger, so I thought that was so cool. The bakers were amazing.”
As a former chef for those in the highest positions in America, Yosses is excited for the twist that the show has when it comes to home bakers versus the professionals.
“Spoiler alert, it’s not always the professional that wins,” he chuckled. “With this show, and through the pandemic and quarantine, the contestants really learned a lot. The other thing about this show that really stands out is the number of completed cakes that appear on the show, I’ve never seen so many beautiful creations from all walks of life from animals to spaceships to castles.”
Despite the limited amount of time in a kitchen that’s unfamiliar to them, Yosses and Mowry-Housley both agree that magic was still made.
“We’ve heard this saying, ‘Never judge a book by its cover,’ you know, we were taught that, but sometimes we unconsciously still think that way and so this show reminded me why it’s important to never count anyone out,” shared Mowry-Housley. “I think that’s one of the things that I learned immediately by judging, hosting, and just watching these amazing bakers in action.”
Find out which professionals and which home bakers walk away with the golden rolling pin starting Thursday, Oct. 7 when Baker’s Dozen becomes available for streaming only on Hulu.